The new 94g/km versions come courtesy of an ‘Eco Pack’ which can be specified as a £250 option on Expression trim level versions of Clio 3- and 5-door. Prices for the standard model, prior to adding the optional pack, are £12,200 and £12,800 on-the-road.
Costing only £12,450 with the optional pack included, the three-door Clio has a range of 949 miles on a full tank.
London residents will be able to more than recoup the cost of the optional £250 pack in less than a year, based on exemption from £244 worth of Congestion Charge after including 90% residents’ discount and £10 registration fee, plus £110 on improved fuel economy compared to the standard dCi 88 over 12,000 miles. Non-residents would be better off to the tune of almost £2,500, based on the same fuel cost saving and exemption from the £9 Auto Pay weekday charge.
In addition to the improvements to the low-emission Clio, there have also been some others to the rest of the range. Entry-level Expression now benefits from the soft-touch dashboard of more luxurious models, as well as satin chrome touches and new ‘Sport’ upholstery, while the best-selling Dynamique TomTom ushers in several enhancements of its own. These include a stylish new gloss black finish for the centre console, dash inserts and air vent surrounds, plus, gunmetal 16″ Solonia alloys from the top-of-the-range GT Line TomTom, together with co-ordinating door mirrors.
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